Frank B. Willis

Frank Bartlett Willis ( born December 28, 1871 Lewis Center, Delaware County, Ohio, † March 30, 1928 in Delaware, Ohio ) was an American politician and from 1915 to 1917 the 47th Governor of Ohio. This State, he also represented in both houses of Congress.

Early years

Willis attended the local schools of his home. Then he studied until 1894 at Ohio Northern University. Between 1894 and 1906 he taught at the University of the subjects economics and history. After studying law, he taught between 1906 and 1910 and this tray.

Political career

Willis was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1901 and 1904 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio. From 1911 to 1915 he represented his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington.

1914 Willis was elected against the Democratic incumbent James M. Cox as the new governor of his state. He took office on January 11, 1915. As governor, he pushed for budget cuts. Given the emergence of new road traffic laws were enacted. The liquor laws have been revised and the National Guard has been restructured. In 1916, she was mobilized and sent on behalf of the federal government to the Mexican border, where there had been border disputes. Already in January 1916 parts of the National Guard were deployed to East Youngstown to make there after a violent strike of steel workers the rest again. In the 1916 elections Willis defeated his predecessor, James Cox, who thus became his successor as governor.

In 1918, Willis lost again against Cox in the gubernatorial elections. Since 1921 until his death in March 1928, he was a member of the U.S. Senate. He was chairman of the Committee for the administration of the American territories and islands that were not part of the then 48 states. These included Hawaii, Alaska, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. In 1928 he ran for the Republican nomination as a presidential candidate. He died in March of this year. Frank Willis was married to Allie Dustin; together they had a child.